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The Diocese in Europe Safeguarding Team operational hours are:

Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm (UK time)


General Enquiries:

For Safeguarding application checks, submission of verified certificates, training evaluation forms and any other general queries.

Contact numbers: +44 (0)207 898 1150 and +44 (0)207 898 1163

Email: europe.safeguarding@churchofengland.org


Diocesan Confidential Reporting Line:

For urgent and non-urgent enquiries of a safeguarding nature during operational hours, please call: +44 (0)207 898 1163

If outside of operational hours, for non-urgent concerns please leave a message and a member of the Team will respond on the next working day.


Out of Hours Safeguarding Helpline:

For enquiries outside of operational hours of an urgent safeguarding nature please call our partners Churches Child Protection Advisory service (CCPAS) help line desk on +44 (0) 303 003 1111. You will be able to get confidential advice, guidance and support.


THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING TEAM 

 

Andrea Watkins Andrea Watkins

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Andrea takes overall responsibility for the Diocese’s safeguarding work and staff members; providing advice to The Bishop and other Church Officers when allegations or concerns and other safeguarding matters arise, disseminating guidance on safeguarding matters for Church Officers in the Diocese and across the chaplaincies, overseeing and co-ordinating the provision of training on safeguarding matters, co-ordinating the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Committee (DSAC), promoting good practice on safeguarding matters.

Email: andrea.watkins@churchofengland.org

Tel: +44 (0)207 898 1163 (Wednesday to Friday only)



Tola Akinde-Hummel Tola Akinde-Hummel

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Manager

Tola’s role is to ensure that allegations of abuse are properly managed and recorded, with appropriate referral to relevant statutory authorities. To provide appropriate advice, risk assessment and other safeguarding support to Chaplaincies, and to survivors/victims of abuse. To make sure that offenders returning to the community and others that may pose a risk are appropriately supported and managed. To support the clergy as required across the Diocese.

Email: tola.hummel@churchofengland.org

Tel: +44 (0)207 898 1163 or Mobile: +44 (0)738 709 2304  (Monday to Thursday only


Bridgett Fenton 

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer

Bridgett’s main duties are to support the development and delivery of diocesan responsibilities within safeguarding policy and practice guidance.  Bridgett responds to enquiries that may or may not amount to allegations of abuse are properly assessed, actioned, managed and recorded, with appropriate referral to safeguarding managers and relevant statutory authorities for more detailed investigation and/or approval. Bridgett works 5 days per week.

Tel: +44 (0)207 898 1150

Email: bridgett.fenton@churchofengland.org


Laura O'Brien Laura O'Brien

Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator (Safeguarding Checks) 

Laura is part of the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and is responsible for the administration, monitoring and processing of safeguarding checks in the diocese. Laura is able to guide you through the process of checks and available to answer any queries about this. Laura also provides administrative support to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Laura works 5 days per week.

Tel: +44 (0)207 898 1150

Email: laura.obrien@churchofengland.org


Majean Stanley

Senior Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator (Training)

Majean’s main role within the Safeguarding Team is to oversee the online Level 1 Safeguarding training by providing support to applicants. She is also responsible for providing post support for the Level 2 Safeguarding Training as well as, supporting the DSAC with efficient administrative services. Majean works from Monday to Thursday.

Tel: +44 (0)207 898 1163

Email: majean.stanley@churchofengland.org  (Monday to Thursday only)


Katherine Harris Katherine Harris

Diocesan Safeguarding Liaison Officer

After working with the diocese as the Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator and then as a Safeguarding Assistant in preparation for the SCIE Audit, Katherine is continuing her work on establishing and utilising a 'Safeguarding Map' (an overview and analysis of safeguarding within the diocese), with duties extending to liaison between the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and the individual chaplaincies, congregations and their Safeguarding Officers.  Katherine will also be on hand to assist with any Safeguarding enquiries. Katherine works flexibly 3 days a week.

Tel (mobile): +44 (0)782 718 7083

Email: katherine.harris@churchofengland.org


Team Structure

The Structure of the Safeguarding Team is available here.

 

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